Professor (Dr) Ashish Bharadwaj serves as the Dean of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance, which was established in 2018. Professor Bharadwaj also serves as Executive Director of the University Office for Rankings, Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation (ORBIT). He is also Founding Director of Jindal Initiative on Research on Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO), which is the largest academic think-tank within an university in India that focuses on technology innovation, market competition and patents for shared prosperity of society. He writes extensively on the role of technology and innovation in shaping societies, technical standards/SSOs and patent licensing, and national IPR as well as innovation policies. He teaches courses on economic analysis of law; innovation and society; technology and policy. He is an affiliated faculty at the Center for IP Research, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University (Bloomington), USA and a visiting associate professor at the Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan. He has been a Reseach Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich), Germany; a recipient of the prestigious Max Planck Society doctoral fellowship; and Erasmus Mundus scholarship of the European Commission. He holds a Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich (LMU/University of Munich, Germany); LL.M. (European Master in Law and Economics) from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg and University of Manchester (UK); M.Sc. in Economics from Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering, Anna University (India); and B.A. Honors in Economics from Delhi University.